Business Administration-ITM Dual Degree

Business Administration (B.S.)/Information Technology and Management (B.A.C.)

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Companies in all sectors of the economy depend on information technology and systems to streamline and optimize business processes, increase profitability, and successfully compete in the marketplace. They are looking to hire professionals with the background to manage the challenges of this key business function.

This dual-degree program blends STEM and business to prepare students for careers in the dynamic, growing field of information technology. You’ll learn how to analyze, implement, and manage information systems and technologies with a focus on increasing operational productivity and attaining strategic business goals.

The more you understand business—business concepts and terminology, how managers measure results and make decisions, and why they place specific demands on information systems—the more you’ll contribute to leveraging information technology to benefit a business or organization, as well as open doors to advance in your career.

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Management program is designed to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge of new and emerging information technologies, how to apply and integrate these technologies, and effective administrative practices for managing technology. The curriculum combines theoretical content with projects and laboratory-based instruction in which students apply their learning.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program provides a grounding in core competencies of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Courses are taught with an applied, practical approach to build your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of management and business operations in today’s competitive, global economy.

As a growing hub of tech businesses and startups, as well as boasting one of the most diverse economies of any city in the United States, Chicago offers abundant opportunities for internships, networking, and jobs in all industry sectors.

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you’re guaranteed hands-on experiences, such as internships, to connect your classroom learning with real-world practice, plus a personalized plan to guide your academic studies on the way to launching your career.

Program Overview

Information technology plays a key role in business success and this dual-degree program provides a comprehensive background for careers in this dynamic, growing field. Students develop the technical expertise, management skills, and fundamental understanding of how businesses operate that will enable them to effectively implement and manage information technology systems in complex business environments.

Career Opportunities

With a curriculum of business, information technology, and management, this dual-degree program prepares graduates to take on key roles, responsibilities, and challenges at a wide range of businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities in job positions such as:

  • Digital system architect, systems administrator, or enterprise systems manager
  • Information systems manager, information technology developer, or digital project manager
  • Business intelligence manager, business systems analyst, data analyst, or voice/data system analyst
  • Software developer, ecommerce developer, mobile application developer, or web applications developer
  • Product manager, product owner, or sales engineer
  • Consultant in industries such as healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and many others

This is an integrated dual-degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Information Technology and Management. The program maintains the integrity and content of each individual degree program while also providing graduates with complementary knowledge and skillsets that support career advancement in management of companies and organizations. The program is designed so students can complete both degrees in four years.

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Admission requirements are the same as those for admission to the B.S. in Business Administration and Bachelor of Information Technology and Management programs. Students who are interested in transferring to this program should consult their academic adviser.

Featured Faculty

Learn more about faculty who teach courses in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Management and B.S. in Business Administration programs.

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Associate Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Information Technology and Management Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management Co-Terminal Adviser - Cyber Forensics and Security Interim Associate Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee
John Twombly
Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance, IIT Stuart School of Business Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Technology and Management
Maurice Dawson
Assistant Professor Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Ghazale Jafari Haddadian
Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations and Energy Management
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Industry Professor, Information Technology and Management
Priyanka Sharma
Associate Professor of Economics
Jeremy Hajek
Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor
Charles Hamilton
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology & Management Adjunct Instructor, College of DuPage Computer Information Systems Department Adviser, Ham Radio and Research Club
Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship